Ecology Center’s Dante Kaleo Alnas-Benson Recognized as 50 Fund Rookie Playmaker! Thank You 50 Fund and Levi’s!

Ecology Center’s Dante Kaleo Alnas-Benson Recognized as 50 Fund Rookie Playmaker! Thank You 50 Fund and Levi’s!
Amazing news – our staffer Dante Kaleo Alnas-Benson has been recognized as a leader among his community by the 50 Fund and Levi’s! They have made him a Rookie Playmaker, for his work to spread the word about healthy food access, and lead his peers by example in the community he has grown up in,… Read more »

Watch Mark Bittman’s Video “The Changing Faces of California Agriculture,” featuring Vang Family Farm from our Farmers’ Market

Watch Mark Bittman's Video "The Changing Faces of California Agriculture," featuring Vang Family Farm from our Farmers' Market
Eggplants, lemongrass and herbs, onion and garlic, and many kinds of greens are a small sample of the abundance added to California’s agriculture by Hmong farmers in the Central Valley. Shoppers at our Saturday farmers’ market know one of these farms, Vang Family Farm, for their huge variety of delicious and unique produce. The Vang’s… Read more »

Governor Signed AB 1321 to Help Make Healthy Eating More Affordable for Californians on Food Stamps!

Governor Signed AB 1321 to Help Make Healthy Eating More Affordable for Californians on Food Stamps!
On Friday, California Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 1321, a bill we have been pushing hard for. The Farm Bill contains money to incentivize SNAP (food stamp) recipients to buy fresh produce at farmers’ markets. AB 1321 sets up the framework for California to attract those federal funds, which will make healthy eating choices more… Read more »

Close to Home: San Francisco Bay Teems with Microplastic Pollution

Close to Home: San Francisco Bay Teems with Microplastic Pollution
A new study by the San Francisco Estuary Institute shows that millions of pieces of plastic are entering the bay every day, contaminating wildlife and moving toxins up the food chain. At least 3.9 million pieces of plastic are coming into the bay daily from the waste water treatment plants. These tiny particles are coming… Read more »

New Video: DIY Laundry-to-Landscape Greywater System

New Video: DIY Laundry-to-Landscape Greywater System
Have you wondered what it takes to do a very basic greywater system? We have a new, short video that shows an installation of the simplest kind of system, Laundry-to-Landscape. These systems take waste water from the laundry machine and reuse it in your yard, keeping gardens green during the drought and reducing fresh water… Read more »